1999 Volkswagen GTI Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1999 Volkswagen GTI based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.
One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.
Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.